Stories and projects for Rhodes JMS
“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” ― Virginia Woolf
In 2013, I worked on a number of projects in the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies. I was commissioning editor for the Rhodes Journalism Review and helped create the very first digital edition, RJR Alive. I also managed the school’s website and various social media accounts. Here are some of the projects I worked on:
Working on the Rhodes Journalism Review as commissioning editor gave me keen insight into the South African media landscape. The journal was divided into five sections: “Young and Mediated”; “Regulation, Ethics, Accountability”; “Notes from the Cutting Edge”; “The Marikana Aftermath” and “Media in Mozambique”. It was a privilege to work with so many influential media producers and the experience I gained from the entire process is invaluable.
This was one of my favourite projects while working on the Rhodes Journalism Review. Since I was a child I’ve had a special place in my heart for radio and I enjoyed collecting snippets of stories from fellow radio lovers.
I especially enjoyed working with Joe Richman on his essay on how a cough in a courtroom revealed so much about the trial of Nelson Mandela.
Speaking of Nelson Mandela, I remember putting this issue together when the entire nation was keeping watch by his sickbed. I discovered some fascinating stories about the preservation and archiving of legacy.
More Rhodes JMS stories
I also wrote several stories for the Rhodes JMS website:
Rhodes JMS student work
Follow the link below to see all my student work: